Two weekends ago, my Korea In Manila friends and I were invited to check out the first ever Korean Product Festival in the Philippines. The event was held for three days at the SM Aura SMX Convention Center, and we were there on its second day. It was already a packed Saturday for us as we already planned to check the Japanese film festival in Shang prior the invite, but basta all things Korean, we're super game! Anyway, sharing some of my finds at the fair's beauty section.
As we all already know, Koreans LOVE their skincare and treat it as an essential part of their everyday routine. This is regardless if you are male or female! I started appreciating skincare since I got addicted to Korean Drama and I always see the actors and actresses apply their creams or wear a sheet mask in some scenes. You'll realize na wow that's why they have clear and seemingly poreless skin! I used to be a bar of soap + water kind of girl, haha! But now I enjoy my skincare as another way of taking care of myself.
When we got there, it was almost 5pm and the booths were already wiped out! Went around the beauty section and discovered new K-Beauty brands and products. Sharing my favorites in this post!
First stop during our casual Kbeauty tour, and I'm already impressed! Kmall carries both skincare and makeup brands including beBeCo, Laneige, Mediheal, It's Skin, Oreaf, etc. They also had free makeovers in their booth, and promised to bring not just more Kbeauty, but also K-fashion brands here in the Philippines! Exciting!
This booth had me at highly discounted BB Cream, CC Cream, and essences! They have different products for all skin types too! Price went as low as Php 150, super good buy!
Most impressive demo! A simple wash cloth in different sizes that you can use on any part of your body that need major scrubbing! Can be used as makeup remover, but also for skin problems and to exfoliate dead skin cells. You can easily tell the difference with just one use!
Another booth with super discounted Korean BB cream, sunblock, gels, etc!
5) Sy Medi Pharm
The Sy Medi Pharm carries the Air Botox, Cindella White Tox, and Snow Feeling White Cream Glutathione for Face and Body in their booth. They had demos showing the effectiveness of the Air Botox, and shared Snow Feeling samples for us to try. It promises whitening in just 3 weeks, and I love its smell and feel on my skin! Follow them on Instagram at
6) Vellish and Isiloe
This booth carries cosmetics brands Vellish (long-wearing lipstick) and Isiloe moisturizing and whitening BB cushion and BB cream.
KorBeauty carries three Korean brands, namely Yeon, Mulbit, and BR Waterfull. They sell products that are good even for Philippine weather.
8) Charm Zone
Yes to variety! Cute packaging for makeup and skincare at Charm Zone's booth, plus they have Ku Hye-Sun (Jan Di in Boys Over Flowers) and Yoo In-Na (Sunny in Goblin) as endorsers!
9) DMC Inc.
All things yeppuda! They carry really affordable nail art appliqué, customized phone cases and phone stands!
That's it! There's still so much to see, but we were pressed with time as they closed at around 6:30pm! Everything's very interesting and promising though, I've been using some of the stuff I got during the event.
Here are the other sections we weren't able to go to na! They also have food, finance, Kpop, tech, etc. Hoping that the next Korean Product Festival will come sooner, I am sure it will be a hit! Catch me on Twitter @anagon, will constantly update you for all things Korea here in Manila! ❤
Ending with a vlog made by Ava! 😊